Frédéric Docquier

Université Catholique de Louvain, and National Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium, and IZA, Germany

By making leading and authoritative research available to decision-makers and international institutions, I am sure the IZA World of Labor will improve labor market and migration policies worldwide. I have been pleased to contribute to this promising project

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Professor of Economics, UCLouvain and Research Associate, FNRS, Belgium

Research interest

Migration, development, growth

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

Economic Advisor for the Regional Government of Wallonia (Belgium), 1991–2005World Bank ST Consultant, 2004–present

Past positions

Associate Professor, University of Lille 2, 1997–2005; Economic Advisor to the Regional Government of Wallonia (Belgium), 1991–2005


PhD Economics, University Aix-Marseille II, 1995

Selected publications

  • “The labor market impact of immigration and emigration in OECD countries.” Economic Journal (2013) (with C. Ozden and G. Peri).

  • “Globalization, brain drain and development.” Journal of Economic Literature (2012) (with H. Rapoport).

  • “A gendered assessment of highly skilled emigration.” Population and Development Review (2009) (with B. L. Lowell and A. Marfouk).

  • “Brain drain and human capital formation in developing countries: Winners and losers.” Economic Journal (2008) (with M. Beine and H. Rapoport).

  • “Optimal accumulation in an endogenous growth framework with human capital.” Journal of Economic Theory (2006) (with O. Paddison and P. Pestieau).